In a message dated 4/20/2005 3:22:12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Our school is having a celebration and my eighth graders have been asked to
create a tiered “cake”. We were given three boxes to stack, but I am having
a mental block on WHAT to do with them! Paper mache over them? Any
suggestions for how to add decoration? It is too close to the end of the year for
I had students do 'food' sculptures using papier mache, painted and then
applied a couple coats of Mod Podge for gloss. Tied into Claus Oldenburg's work.
They were really kind of neat. You wouldn't have to do lots of layers of
papier mache. I liked Maggie's idea of doing an art themed cake...could see each
tier being representative of different artists or movements (op art,
impressionism, etc.) It sounded like you were limited to making it look like a real
cake, though. Could use shapes cut from sheets of Foamies for flower petals
and leaves. During high school and college I worked in a bakery and decorated
cakes and we used the regular royal icing to decorate borders and such on
cardboard "dummy" cakes for customer display.
"Art is the signature of civilizations."